Creation of a new local router

[Update: July 5, 2018]

This page explains the flow from making the necessary minimum settings after creating a new VPC router to starting to use it.

1. Preparation before creating a VPC router

The upstream line to which a VPC router can connect is different for each plan. Depending on the size of the VPC network to be configured, please choose the necessary plan.

  Global network
(upstream side)
VPC network
(downstream side)
Standard plan Shared segment Switch
Premium plan Router + switch Switch
High spec plan Router + switch Switch

Also, it is assumed that the network (the network to which the VPC router connects) to be used as a VPC has been created beforehand by using either [Router] or [Router + Switch].
*For the procedure of creating a server and a switch, please refer to the following.

2. Creating a VPC router from the control panel

Create a new VPC router on the SAKURA Cloud control panel.

Select [Network] from the upper main menu and select [VPC Router] from the side menu on the left. If there are VPC routers that are already created, a list will appear on this screen.

In case of creating a new router, click the [Add] button.

The screen to create a new VPC router will appear. In the [Plan], select [Standard], [Premium] or [High Spec] depending on the plan you want to create.

When you select [Premium] or [High Spec], in addition to the entry form of [Name] and [Explanation] that are shown in the [Standard] plan, a screen to select upstream router + switch and VRID designation form will appear.

In the pop-up menu of [Select Router + Switch], select the router + switch that you want to connect to as the upstream side of the VPC router. After selection, a selection menu of [Virtual IP Address], [Physical IP Address 1], and [Physical IP Address 2] to be set in the VPC router is displayed. Specify them from the IP addresses that are assigned to that router + switch.

When the creation setting is done, click the [Create] button to create a VPC router. Each item specified at the time of creation can be changed later.

*You cannot create a VPC router while keeping the upstream interface unconnected.
*It will take several minutes for the VPC router to become available after clicking the [Create] button. Please wait for a while until it is done, if the status column of the list screen says [Migrating] as shown below.

3. For Internet connection

After creating the VPC router, you can enable or disable connection to the Internet from the details screen of the VPC router.

If you want to create a network when disconnected from the Internet (for example, when performing routing in the local network), you can construct a safe environment by selecting to disable connection.

4. Setting up the interface

After creating a VPC router, it is necessary to set up a connection to the downstream side (VPC network side on SAKURA Cloud).

For details, please refer to the :doc: Interface setting <vpc-interface> page.

5. Setting up equipment on the VPC network side

Set up an appropriate network for the server, etc. to be connected to the switch that is set as the downstream side of a VPC router. (there is no need to do this, if this setup is already done at the time of VPC network construction and the setup is already done according to the network information at the time of creating a VPC router.)

It is also possible to automatically set up a network by using the DHCP function of the VPC router.

6. Update the setting contents

When the setting is completed, click the [Apply] button and save the setting on the VPC router side.

*Even after that, it is necessary to click the [Apply] button each time changes are made on the setting of a VPC router to update the setting contents on the VPC router (you can do it even when the power is on).

Also, after creating a VPC router, power of the router is off. If it is off, turn on the power from the power operation menu and activate the VPC router.

7. Setting a syslog server

VPC router logs can be transferred to the syslog server. Click the [Edit] button on the [Information] tab of the VPC router details screen.

In the [syslog Server] section, enter the IP address of the syslog server.

*The content of the transferred log is the same as the log that can be viewed on the control panel.
*The syslog server must be prepared by the user.

8. Importing/exporting configuration files

You can export the VPC router settings being displayed in the JSON format for storage and backup from the [Configuration File] menu on the upper right of the VPC router screen. You can also import the settings that you have exported from another VPC router and restore the same setting contents.

In order to download the data to a local PC, select the JSON file exported from a local PC if you select [Import], or select the data you want to export and click the [Export] button if you select [Export].